Dallas Fire Rescue honored the fallen firefights of 9-11 with a half-mast flag ceremony at 9am this morning. The officers of Fire Station were on duty when the first call to lower the flag was broadcast this morning. Per the DFR news release -
At 09:00, apparatus will proceed out of the bays and position in front of the apparatus room doors. Officers will assemble all personnel at the station flagpole. At 09:05, the time of the South Tower collapse, the fire dispatch center will activate the station group page and ask for 10 seconds of silence in honor of our fallen brothers. The Channel 1 dispatcher will make a similar notification for apparatus in the field. The station flag will immediately be lowered to half-staff. Members may return to normal duties or remain assembled for any personal short service until 09:23.
At 09:23, members will reassemble at the station flagpole. Then at 09:28, the time of the North Tower collapse, the Alarm Office will again activate the station group page and ask for 10 seconds of silence for our fallen brothers. The channel 1 dispatcher will make a similar notification for all Dallas fire apparatus. At this time, the station flag will immediately be raised to full staff; and fire equipment will be returned to quarters.